History of Pilates
Pilates is a method of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in Germany in the early 1900's. It was brought over to New York City in the 1920's. It focuses on improving core strength and flexibility, starting with setting up the body in proper alignment. It can be done on the floor (called mat pilates) or on specialized equipment listed below.
Pilates equipment can help you change your body! When you visit corecraft, we design a workout to accomodate your goals, so whether your focus is more flexibility, more strength, or rehabilitation from an injury, we will work with you to formulate the perfect exercises for your goals. Click here to see a video of how one exercise can be adapted to different body types
About Pilates Reformer
The Pilates Reformer is the most common piece of equipment. (At corecraft we use Pilates equipment by Balanced Body.) It resembles a small bed with a pulley system. By changing the number of springs attached, the exercise becomes more or less challenging. Movements done in mat pilates can be mimicked on the reformer. Doing pilates with equipment usually produces results (such as muscle toning) more quickly than doing mat pilates.
About Pilates Chair
The pilates chair is another piece of resistance equipment included in the pilates method repertoire. It consists of a large cushioned box, and springs (attached to pedals) which can be changed to produce the desired level of intensity for each exercise.
Pilates Reformer with Tower
A Reformer equipped with a Tower, such as the one seen here, allows the Reformer to be used as a Trap Table (also called a Cadillac). There is another exercise repertoire associated with this piece of pilates equipment.
Two People train together at our Kearny Mesa
core training studio: one pays half price!
Enjoy unlimited group Pilates Reformer, TRX. BOSU, foam roller classes
for 4 weeks for $159.
Or 10 group classes valid for 4 months for $250
Or 10 private classes valid for 4 months for $550
Train with a friend: one of you pays half price!
Offer valid through April 13, 2019
Interested in Pilates Mat classes? Let us know!
Make a reservation since we have a limited number of spots available per class
Call or text 858 735 8705 to save your spot!
We are now offering a new class: "Stretch and Roll" combines mat pilates exercises with foam roller fascial release. You won't believe how good you'll feel going back to work! Every Monday and Wed. from 12 to 1PM. Due to space restrictions, a reservation by text necessary: 858 735 8705. Single class $10. Package of 5 classes $40.
14,000 fitness professionals from around the world attended the recent World Fitness Convention in San Diego. 450 of us were awarded "Inspiration Medals" for exhibiting passion and purpose among our peers in the 4 days of workshops. You can see me in the lower right corner! (posted in IDEA Health and Fitness Journal) I had a blast and learned so much which I'm now integrating into powerful workout solutions using TRX, Pilates Reformer, and BOSU.
We all want to hit the ball farther and feel good by the time we hit the 18th hole. Pilates mimics the golf swing so well that your game will definitely improve! By definition each exercise of the Pilates Method stretches something at the same time as strengthening something else. Perfect match for your golf swing. Corecraft knows how! Never more than 3 in a class.
Pilates is famous for building corestrength and improving problem backs. But did you know that it is also AWESOME for improving your flexibility? One of the great assets of the Pilates Method is that you are always stretching AND strengthening simultaneously if done properly. Give it a try...never more than 3 in a class!
Everyone is talking about posture these days...texting, talking on cell phones while holding them between ear and shoulder, transferring these same habits to other parts of your life when they don't even make sense! The sad news is that we ALL do it (even myself) so the real question becomes how to stop it. I have found a few key strategies through Pilates: First, I think about my posture more. Awareness is the first step.Next, I stand or sit up straight with my ears lined up over my shoulders. This creates proper head positioning and helps with opening up the chest. Then I pull my shoulder blades toward each across my back. AHHHH! Feels better already.
Practicing the Pilates Method regularly will improve strength and flexibility so that all of the above feels natural all the time!
The Gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the body, but for many it is also the most underused! We tend to use the front side of our body more in most daily activities, contributing to atrophy of muscles in the back. This can lead to back problems as well as knee problems. And overall body imbalance. The #ClassicalPilates method implemented at Corecraft addresses this. We regularly guide our clients through bridges, reformer squats, reformer side pushes, and other exercises to strengthen the glutes.Then we make sure to stretch out hip flexors in the front which become tight from so much sitting. Getting back in balance can be easier than you think with this simple strategy.
Can't make up your mind among strength training, stretching, foam rolling, Pilates Reformer or TRX? We offer all these platforms at our Pilates & Fitness studio. Conveniently located in the Kearny Mesa office area, work out any time you want, even mid-day.
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Stretching out the hips on the foam roller after an energizing #PilatesReformerClass
#HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY12/3/2015
Forget where you put your car keys? The "key" may be through your stomach! Studies have found that a diet high in cholesterol and saturated fat links to impaired memory. This memory loss was associated with inflammation in the brain and impaired nerve cell function. So as we age, it can be hypothesized that being careful with our diet can actually make us less forgetful. So stop eating all those holiday treats and opt for salad!